Oklahoma initiative targets optional early births
Health Commissioner Terry Cline said inducing labor or scheduling Cesarean births before 39 weeks when there are no medical reasons to do so can have health and economic consequences for newborns and their families.
An increase in the number of early Cesarean deliveries and induced labor without a medical cause is a factor in Oklahoma’s high infant death rate, medical experts said at a news conference Thursday.
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